- NewsletterMar 3, 2015
On February 28, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released India’s 2015–2016 Union Budget and delivered the annual Budget Speech, laying out the government’s thinking on economic reforms. The budget’s significance as a tool of economic reform has steadily declined over the last couple of decades.
- NewsletterFeb 9, 2015
There are lots of opinions on whether the package of announcements during President Obama’s visit to India in January constitutes a real step forward in our bilateral relationship. In particular, lacking key details, there are questions over whether the workaround for civilian nuclear trade is the breakthrough both sides claim. But this argument misses the broader point.
- NewsletterBy Abhijit SinghJan 26, 2015
After a PLA-Navy submarine docked twice in Colombo, Sri Lanka last year, there is anxiety among Indian analysts of a renewed thrust by China for a permanent military presence in the Indian Ocean.
- NewsletterJan 8, 2015
As we start 2015, the table is set for a real transformation in bilateral relations.
- CommentaryDec 5, 2014
Reluctant Member of the Nuclear Club
Faced with the prospect of having to confront nuclear-armed China and Pakistan, with both of which it had fought wars over unresolved territorial disputes, India conducted a series of nuclear tests at Pokhran, Rajasthan, on May 11 and 13, 1998, and declared itself a state armed with nuclear weapons.
- CommentaryBy Todd Summers, Katherine PeckNov 30, 2014
India is the second-largest recipient of grant assistance from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, with a three-year allocation under the Global Fund’s new funding mechanism of $850 million.
- NewsletterNov 3, 2014
The Winter Session of Parliament will commence on November 24, concluding on December 23. The earlier Budget Session was naturally dominated by the budget. The Winter Session will provide better insight into the Modi government’s legislative priorities and abilities.
- ReportOct 30, 2014
The United States has provided support to political transitions worldwide for many years. But it was just 20 years ago that the U.S. government established an office specifically to respond when regimes or conflicts ended and to maintain momentum toward positive change.
- ReportOct 22, 2014
On October 19, the Election Commission of India released the results of two key state elections held on October 15. In line with most exit polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a majority in Haryana and a plurality in Maharashtra. These election results put an end to speculation that the Modi government’s honeymoon period is over.
- NewsletterOct 15, 2014
Among the ways Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke from precedent during his U.S. visit was in engaging the business community directly. This is a very welcome development and signals an evolving role for the U.S. government on business issues.